Mets Game Tonight

Tonight we will be going to the Mets game. If you want to go you have 1 of 2 ways to buy tickets:

  1. Email Mike (or reply to this post) NO LATER than 1P, to let him know that you are coming. He is going to then buy tickets on stub hub, which at current times are about $20/each (cheaper in some cases). You can pay him when you see him.
  2. You can buy tickets at the gate. We are told (Troop 106 Eagle Scout works for the Mets) that tonight’s game did not sell well, and there are a lot of tickets. Tickets start at $25 (no guarantee whats available, next price level is $33)

Regardless of where our actual tickets are we will all sit together. Doesn’t seem like that will be a problem tonight.

Siblings & Families Welcome.

We will meet at Georgia Diner at 6P, and take the train from there.

Please make sure everyone has a Metrocard and/or ample money.

Any questions direct to Mike.

Window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships open till Oct. 31, 2016

Window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships open till Oct. 31 2016

Window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships open till Oct. 31, 2016

 

The latest news from Scouting magazine’s blog for adult leaders.

Window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships open till Oct. 31, 2016

By Bryan Wendell on Aug 4, 2016

The National Eagle Scout Association wants to make college more affordable for more than 100 worthy Eagle Scouts across the country.

The window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships opened Aug. 1, 2016, and will slam shut on Oct. 31, 2016.

In the 2015-2016 window, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) awarded $640,000 in scholarships to 140 Eagle Scouts.

For the 2016-2017 window, NESA tells me the goal is to increase the number of recipients to 150. That includes scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.

Despite some online rumors about these scholarships, NESA doesn’t have the funds to offer money to each of the more than 5,000 applicants. Less than 3 percent of those who apply will receive scholarships.

In the past, NESA scholarships were available only to Scouts attending four-year universities. Now Scouts attending vocational trade schools and other approved programs may apply.

Let’s look at the two types of NESA scholarships: academic and merit.

Academic scholarships

Academic scholarships weigh school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need.
Academic scholarships include a range of scholarships, up to four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year for four years) and one $48,000 scholarship (payable at up to $12,000 per year for four years).
Academic scholarships also include NESA’s largest scholarship: the $50,000 NESA STEM scholarship for an Eagle Scout planning to major in a science, technology, engineering or math field.
Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT (if taken before January 2016) or 1290 (if taken after March 2016) — or an ACT score of at least 28 to apply.
Applicants must be Eagle Scouts applying during their senior year of high school. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held after Oct. 31 of their senior year may apply during the next scholarship cycle in the following year — even though they may be in college by this time.
Winners may receive an academic scholarship one time only.
Recipients will be notified by mail on July 15, 2017.

Merit scholarships

Merit scholarships weigh school and Scouting participation and community service.
These awards cover the $2,000 and $4,000 Bailey scholarships, the $2,500 Robert and Rebecca Palmer scholarships, and the $5,000 Hall/McElwain merit scholarships.
NESA merit scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school or undergraduate college students no farther than completion of the junior year.
Winners may receive a merit scholarship one time only.
Recipients will be notified by mail on July 15, 2017.

Learn more

NESA has posted this list of helpful FAQs. Good luck!

Summer Camp Update

Just a few reminders.

If you have not gotten Mike everything for your son’s medical, PLEASE do IMMEDIATELY

Scouts need to arrive on Sunday before Noon.

Parents should drop them off in site 3A, NOT 3B.

Cell Phones and electronics are PROHIBITED. The only exceptions are am/fm radio & a digital camera.

Any questions direct to Mike

Pokemon Go 5 Mile Hike

This coming Friday we have changed our activity from going to Bounce to having a 5 mile Pokemon Go Hike

We will meet at Georgia Diner at 1030A. We will then take the train into the city. We will hit Central Park, Bryant Park & finish in Times Square. Then we will have dinner at Dave & Busters.

Please make sure scouts have subway fare, money for dinner, & a filled water bottle.

Any questions direct to Brenden P, who will be taking the lead on this event. (bpicioane@townsendharris.org)

This should be a lot of fun, friend & siblings welcome.

We will need a few adults as well.

Florida Sea Base Update

Because of taxes and fee’s the flight is going to be slightly more expensive. Please see the changes.

1)
We have booked our flight. We will be flying Frontier Airlines
Leaving 2/18 – LGA – 930A – MIA – 114P – Direct
Retiring 2/24 – MIA – 235P – LGA – 536P – Direct
The cost of the flight was $370.01/person $380.01/person, this includes the baggage fee for 1 checked bag each way. FYI, LGA = Laguardia, MIA = Miami

We will need an additional $70.01 $80.01 built into the Aug 15 payment, as we budgeted for a $300 flight. In comparison to quotes from other airlines this was very cheap.

2)
The Aug 15 payment will now be $420.01 $430.01. PLEASE make sure you pay on time, as we have to then pay Florida Sea Base. As a reminder payments are made payable to “Troop 106” & delivered to Henry or Mike.

Florida Sea Base Update #2

There is a lot of VERY important information, please read throughly.

1)
We have booked our flight. We will be flying Frontier Airlines
Leaving 2/18 – LGA – 930A – MIA – 114P – Direct
Retiring 2/24 – MIA – 235P – LGA – 536P – Direct
The cost of the flight was $370.01/person, this includes the baggage fee for 1 checked bag each way. FYI, LGA = Laguardia, MIA = Miami

We will need an additional $70.01 built into the Aug 15 payment, as we budgeted for a $300 flight. In comparison to quotes from other airlines this was very cheap.

2)
The Aug 15 payment will now be $420.01. PLEASE make sure you pay on time, as we have to then pay Florida Sea Base. As a reminder payments are made payable to “Troop 106” & delivered to Henry or Mike.

3)
Final Crew Breakdowns
Crew 1           Crew 2           Crew 3
Brendan         Phillip             Steven
Declan           James            Kevin
Sal                 Matt B            Niall
Sashi             Thomas          Austin
Aiden             Jared              Harry
Brandon        Eric                 Matt M
Mike              Anthony          Jim
Pat                James            John

Old Information:
Florida Sea Base Trip 2017

Date: Sat Feb 18, 2017 – Fri Feb 24, 2017
Location: Brinton Environmental Center (23800 Overseas Highway, Summerland Key, FL)
Adventure: Keys Adventure

Participant Guide: (the pdf below has been edited, removing information that is not need, so ignore page number discrepancies) this contains a lot of information
Seabase Participant Guide

Scholarship Opportunity
Seabase offers scholarships of up to $300, we strongly suggest that everyone applies: Click Here for Scholarship Info

Official Crew #’s
Crew #1:  KAS021817A
Crew #2:  KAS021817B
Crew #3:  KAS021817C

Scouts MUST have completed Swimming Merit Badge in order to attend trip.

Any questions direct to Anthony or Mike.